Odd News: Businessman in Police Custody for ‘Assaulting’ Burglar

Vaughan Jones, 39, from Bargoed, in Gwent, South Wales, jumped into action when his widowed mother heard someone in her family home

Sounds funny right? Well, here’s the story:

A businessman who spent 18 hours in custody after he tackled a man who was raiding his mother’s house says ‘the law stinks.

Vaughan Jones, 39, from Bargoed, in Gwent, South Wales jumped into action when his widowed mother heard a thief burgling her family home. He called police before dashing around to help his mother Eleanor, 65, and confronted the burglar in a hand-to-hand struggle.

But the dad-of-three was left shocked when officers arrived and arrested him for allegedly assaulting the thief. He said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. I said to them: ‘Are you real?’.

‘I told them I was acting in self defence. When they took me to the police station, I said ‘The law stinks‘. Ms Jones was roused by the burglar when a pebble was used to smash her patio doors. She called her son who found the burglar and grappled with him.

But he was amazed when police arrested both him and the burglar when they arrived a few minutes later. Mr Jones was then escorted to hospital under police guard and treated for a hairline fracture to his hand caused during the struggle with the burglar. The accounts manager was then put in a police cell where he spent the night in custody.

And he was only released when the Crown Prosecution Service advised police not to press charges.

Mr Jones said: ‘When they took me to hospital, I was embarrassed as I had two officers either side of me even in the X-ray room, you’d swear I was up for murder‘.

I thought we were the only ones who had a problem with our Police force. Apparently, some countries also need to do their homework. Lol

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ruqqayah November 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM - Reply

    Are you serious? Am so speechless. God help police men everyhere in the World

  2. Marqai November 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM - Reply

    Like seriously? atleast we have that in comon… The police is ur friend. Lol

  3. Esquire November 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM - Reply

    Ha ha. Seriously, do you know the reason I’m laughing? Its because this peeps haven’t seen half of what happens in Naija and they making news about it. They should be thanking their lucky stars that its just beaten the burglar was given. At least he wasn’t burnt to death with tyres. Jobless policemen

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